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Choosing between SQL Server Mirroring and Log Shipping: When to go for either

Posted by Louis Ozougwu | 19 Feb 2015, 14:27 PM

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In this blog, Louis Ozougwu looks at the different SQL Server High Availability solutions currently available to businesses. Covering areas such as the kind of business requirements each solution is built for, this blog aims help you decide which option is most suitable for your business.

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EU Data Protection Reforms: Why you can’t afford to ignore them

Posted by Mark Hall | 16 Feb 2015, 16:13 PM

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Following on from an earlier blog where Mark Hall discussed the upcoming Data Regulation reforms which are due later this year, Mark now looks ahead to see what areas your business should be aware of for when the new regulations come into force and, even more importantly, what the financial penalties could be should these new rules be ignored.

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Database as a Service: What sets us apart from our competitors?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 9 Feb 2015, 11:48 AM

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In the final blog of this series, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks what sets Redcentric's proposition apart from the competition. From those at the top of the company to the staff out there delivering our services to customers, Stefan explains why Redcentric can back up our claim of being truly "customer-centric".

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PSN: alive and kicking or dead in the water?

Posted by Mark Hall | 2 Feb 2015, 10:39 AM

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In this blog, Mark Hall explains why, despite premature reports of its demise, the Public Sector Network (PSN) has been granted a stay of execution by the Goverment. Mark explains what the Public Sector Network is and why its transition to the Network Services Framework (NSF) has been delayed.

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Database as a Service : Delivering a first class solution

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Jan 2015, 10:34 AM

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In the follow-up to his blog looking at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric mirrors it to provide our own first rate Database-as-a-Service solution, Stefan Haase now looks at the differentiators that sets Redcentric apart from the competition and is resulting in serious interest from Government departments and the wider public sector.

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From virtual to reality: what you need to know about persistent and non persistent virtual desktops

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Jan 2015, 09:49 AM

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With the use of virtualised desktop environments (VDI) growing year on year, Stefan Haase looks at why they are an attractive proposition for IT departments, what the differences between the two approaches to virtual desktop environments are and, most importantly, how you can decide which is the best option for your organisation.

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Database as a Service : Learning from Oracle's philosophy

Posted by Stefan Haase | 14 Jan 2015, 12:21 PM

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In the first of a series of blogs, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks at Oracle's journey to becoming IT giants and their current ongoing success of their engineered systems approach by delivering an optimised, maximum performance system. Stefan looks at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric has done the same for their own DBaaS solution.

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'Not-spots': A thing of the past, thanks to national roaming?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 7 Jan 2015, 11:53 AM

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With the government recently announcing plans to take a long overdue look at the problem of mobile 'not-spots', Redcentric's mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, explores some of the numerous options that are available to mobile network operators, including networking roaming and mast sharing.

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My Redcentric Symposium experience

Posted by Graham Francis | 5 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM

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When Graham Francis, Director of I.T. Services, M.I.S. and Examinations at Havering Sixth Form College, attended the Redcentric symposium in November he decided to let us know his experiences and thoughts on the day after attending sessions such as Internet of Things and Hybrid Cloud & Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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'If you can't beat them, join them': What does Blackberry's partnership with Samsung mean for businesses?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 29 Dec 2014, 09:35 AM

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Following the recent announcement of a strategic partnership tie up between BlackBerry and Samsung, Redcentric's mobile specialist Richard Allgate looks at what this means for both businesses as well as how the deal will help address some of the mobile challenges currently being faced by businesses.

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What will be big in 2015

Posted by Simon Michie | 23 Dec 2014, 10:48 AM

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As the New Year approaches Simon Michie, CTO of Redcentric, looks at his predictions for the enterprise IT industry during 2015. He reflects briefly on some of the technology that saw an increased uptake during 2014 that he feels may also have a pivotal role during 2015 as well.

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For now and into the future: what our customers learnt at the Redcentric Symposium

Posted by Simon Michie | 18 Dec 2014, 13:53 PM

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Following the huge success of the recent Redcentric Symposium event held in London, Simon Michie reflects on some of the key sessions held by our technology partners throughout the day. With topics ranging from the Internet of Things to Data Security, Simon looks at what the future holds for Redcentric's customers.

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How Apple will change the way enterprises manage their mobile fleets

Posted by Richard Allgate | 17 Dec 2014, 09:30 AM

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At Apple’s recent launch of the iPad Air 2 a new design element has caught many people’s eyes as being able to change the way enterprises manage their mobile fleets, the soft SIM. Richard Allgate looks at how Apple’s soft SIM increases flexibility for contracts allowing them to leverage the best deals and cheapest minutes from different carriers.

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Are you information assured? What you need to know about the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Mark Hall | 5 Dec 2014, 15:13 PM

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Following the recently introduced reforms to the EU Data Protection Regulation, Mark Hall looks at what they mean to your data, how the changes will affect both large and small companies and the penalties you could face for non-compliance.

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The rise of DRaaS

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 Dec 2014, 16:24 PM

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In this blog, Stefan Haase explains how Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can help customers avoid the headache of getting their business back up and running in the event of a data loss. He explains how tailored Cloud services can protect against the whole stack to provide a 'pay as you go' DR service.

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How SMEs can unlock the public sector’s collaborative future

Posted by Mark Hall | 19 Nov 2014, 09:22 AM

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There is so much more potential for IT as an enabler in the Public Sector. However, even if the government is ready to move away from its traditional ‘silo’ mindset, the IT infrastructure isn’t. The advent of G-Cloud and the government's Cloud first strategy has allowed SMEs to compete for public sector contracts. This has not only driven competition, which can only be good for the government, but the resulting move to Cloud services offers the benefits of improved agility and the flexibility to share data and collaborate more effectively.

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How to Implement a Strong Password Policy

Posted by Stuart Brown | 18 Nov 2014, 15:52 PM

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Stuart Brown looks at why computer security is important for your business and how to staff password policies. Stuart gives a broad outline of the factors that business owners need to consider when securing their business data.

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A Guide to Creating the Perfect Password

Posted by Stuart Brown | 13 Nov 2014, 12:41 PM

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How do you educate your employees to ensure that account details aren’t hacked due to simpler/more commonly used passwords? Stuart Brown looks at Redcentric’s recently launched security e-books which takes you through the basics of computer security.

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The trouble with telephony...

Posted by Paul Storey | 10 Nov 2014, 10:53 AM

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At a time when businesses are looking to streamline their IT costs, Redcentric's Paul Storey suggest that it might also be time for those same businesses to look at their telephony costs and see how the 'Cloud' can also help to not only reduce costs but provide a better quality of service.

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Business Impact Levels

Posted by Mark Hall | 4 Nov 2014, 11:02 AM

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Mark Hall discusses BIL (Business Impact Levels) security controls, looking at what the levels mean, the type of data classified at each level, and the difficulties faced with the BIL data classification model. As the government moves away from the current BIL system to a new three tiered model for data labeling, Mark discusses how this simplifies data classification and allows SME providers the opportunity to compete for these government contracts.

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